Shanghai's skyline seems to change daily, adding ever more skyscrapers, offices, flats and hotels. Shanghai has built on its historic role as a trading gateway to become a world leader in manufacturing and technology, and is carving a role for itself in the banking and financial sectors as well. The world's top companies flock to the city, which hosts the headquarters of over 250 large multinationals including Unilever, GE, Volkswagen, Nokia and Alcatel. Shanghai's hotels and attractions also make it a growing tourist destination. If you have some time to do a little exploring while you are here, there are some must-see attractions that you cannot afford to miss out on. Start with the Yuyuan Gardens and get a feel for what life was like here before the modern redevelopment. Stop in at a traditional tea house and sample some of the finest teas in the world. Hire a boat and go for a cruise down the river, or relax at the Shanghai City Beach. A visit to the Jinshan Donglin Temple is very memorable, just like the whole city. You will not soon forget your visit to Shanghai.
Business is the engine driving Shanghai's boom, but the retail and tourism sectors are growing too. Hotels in Shanghai cater to every type of traveller, and there seems to be nothing that cannot be bought in Nanjing Road, its main shopping street. Location is everything; book a hotel in Shanghai's centre and spend the warm evenings wandering up the Bund or in the old town before enjoying some traditional cuisine. Plan your flight to Shanghai via Pudong International Airport. Transfer in to the city by taxi takes roughly one hour or you can take the Maglev train. Within Shanghai, you will discover that the city has a world class metro system that is definitely the best way to travel around the city. See for yourself what makes Shanghai China's most talked-about city.